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Co-creation and Research Uptake: The best way to go
April 10, 2018Research project
Co-creation and Research Uptake: The best way to go

Africano Kangire (PhD) is principal investigator on the Applied Research Fund project IRESO in Uganda. In this blog he describes his reflections on the main concept of the international ARF workshop in February 2018, aiming at the improvement of research for business and food security development through co-creation and research uptake. »

A spark of hope for pineapple farmers in Benin
March 28, 2018Research project
A spark of hope for pineapple farmers in Benin

For the last two years and half, the consortium ”Ananas Mitongnon” has been implementing the DAPIS project in Benin. Pineapple producers have realized that they can engage in more lucrative markets and to meet the expected quantity on a regular basis, they have decided to organize themselves into a cooperative which they named: “Nonvignon Mihinmidé” meaning “Brotherhood is good, let’s take care of each other”.  »

Nutrition-Sensitive Value Chains and Food Systems for Ethiopia: Where Are the Entry Points?
March 19, 2018News
Nutrition-Sensitive Value Chains and Food Systems for Ethiopia: Where Are the Entry Points?

An overview of an address to the Public Seminar on “The potential of value chains for nutrition:  A knowledge exchange for better informed policies and practices” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Written by Namukolo Covic (Senior Research Coordinator) & Belay Terefe (Research Associate) of A4NH in Ethiopia. »

Booklet and documentary on cassava applied research in Northern Uganda
March 8, 2018Research project
Booklet and documentary on cassava applied research in Northern Uganda

Oxfam Uganda, one of the consortium partners of the ARF project “Cassava Applied Research for Food Security in Northern Uganda” developed a booklet “Tubers for business” and a documentary “Cassava value chain”. »

Co-creation, research uptake and nutrition-sensitive value chains
February 21, 2018Knowledge activity
Co-creation, research uptake and nutrition-sensitive value chains

The third international workshop of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) took place from February 13 to 16, 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop focused on on co-creation and research uptake and was organized by NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP, in collaboration with AgriProFocus and IFPRI Ethiopia. The public seminar on the third day was entitled “The potential for nutrition-sensitive value chains”. »

F&BKP special ARF #01
February 14, 2018News
F&BKP special ARF #01

The F&BKP, together with NWO-WOTRO, has published a special edition of the F&BKP newsletter, dedicated to the research projects funded within the first call of the Applied Research Fund (ARF-1). The newsletter features the ARF Brochure in which the programme is presented, ARF factsheets from eight ARF-1 projects and one finalized ARF-2 project, and other outputs from the research projects. »